How to Rescue Baby Mammals

How to Rescue Baby Mammals

1. If you find an animal that appears to be injured or in distress, please keep it in a warm, dark and quiet place. Place the animal in a ventilated box with a clean, soft cloth. Tape the box shut.

2. Note exactly where you found the animal. This will be very important for release.

3. Wrap a hot water bottle in a sock or set a heating pad on ’low’ and place in box. Do not place animal directly on a heat source. Do not use heat lamps.

4. Handle the animal as little as possible; do not bother it. Do not handle the animals directly with bare hands, wear gloves. Some animals may bite or scratch to protect themselves, others may carry disease (fleas, ticks, etc.). Wash your hands after contact with the animal.

5. Keep the animal away from pets and children.

6. Do not attempt to offer the animal food or water. Doing so could actually harm instead of help the animal.

7. Contact a local rehabilitation center, state wildlife agency, or wildlife veterinarian as soon as possible for further instructions.

** NOTE: It is against the law in most states to keep wild animals if you do not have permits, even if you plan to care for, then release them.**

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